Judicial circuits and districts; establishes new boundaries & reallocates number of judges serving. (HB1990)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Courts of record; courts not of record; judicial circuits and districts; number of judges.  Establishes new boundaries for the various judicial circuits and districts of the Commonwealth and reallocates the number of judges serving such circuits and districts. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill is effective July 1, 2012. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100222D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2011Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/04/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2011Amendments by Delegate Ingram agreed to
02/07/2011Pending question ordered
02/07/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1990E
02/07/2011Printed as engrossed 11100222D-E
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (52-Y 46-N 1-A)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (52-Y 46-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2011Left in Courts of Justice with letter
02/22/2011Letter sent to Supreme Court


This bill mentions Danville, Galax, Emporia, Martinsville, Chesapeake, Mecklenburg, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Halifax, Portsmouth, Pittsylvania, Norfolk, Isle of Wight, Lunenburg, Charlotte, Hampton, Pulaski, Dinwiddie, Newport News, Radford, Poquoson, Nottoway, York, Colonial Heights, Williamsburg, Hopewell, James City, Charles City, Amelia Court House, Appomattox, Chesterfield, Lynchburg, Gloucester, New Kent, Henrico, Richmond, Powhatan, Botetourt, Amherst, Goochland, King William, King and Queen, Accomack, Alleghany, Lexington, Rockbridge, Fluvanna, Northumberland, Albemarle, Caroline, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Augusta, Spotsylvania, King George, Fredericksburg, Greene, Stafford, Harrisonburg, Culpeper, Page, Rappahannock, Fauquier, Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park, Alexandria, Shenandoah, Falls Church, Arlington, Loudoun, Clarke, Winchester.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 15 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1240.